Five Up

A Chronicle of Five Lives


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Journalist;  wartime fighter pilot; international golfer; politician; businessman.

How many lives can a man lead in a lifetime?  Laddie Lucas managed to live five, all of distinction and fascination.

In the 2nd World War Laddie Lucas became famous as a legendary fighter ace and at the age of just twenty-six led the top-scoring 249 Squadron during the Battle of Malta.  Later he commanded a Spitfire wing in the daylight offensive and then led a Mosquito squadron operating in support of the Allied armies advancing through Europe.  Before that he had achieved international honours o the golf circuit and had carved out a successful career as a Fleet Street journalist.  Following the end of the war he distinguished himself in politics, serving as a Conservative MP for nine years, before pursuing a successful career in business.  He also wrote a number of bestselling books based on his exemplary war service.



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Weight 495.0000 g
Dimensions 21 × 14.8 cm
Pages 302
ISBN 9780947554804
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